Most Endangered Places

Every year, many historic properties across the state of Washington are threatened by demolition or neglect. Collectively, these properties contribute to the quality of life we enjoy and shape the daily experiences of living in small towns, large cities and rural countryside across the state. It is an understatement to say that our historic resources help to paint a distinct Washington portrait, and it is certainly no overstatement to conclude that their loss would leave large gaps in that canvas. Since 1992 the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has maintained a list of Most Endangered Places, bringing attention to threatened buildings, sites and historic places in Washington State.

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of our Most Endangered Places program. Throughout the years, the Washington Trust’s basic commitment to advocate for preservation of historic and cultural resources has been unwavering – we remain your “Voice for Preservation in Washington State.” Our Most Endangered list perhaps best exemplifies this commitment.

2017 Most Endangered Places

Know an endangered place? We accept nominations year round. All nominators are strongly encouraged to contact the Washington Trust office prior to submitting a nomination to discuss the program requirements, nomination criteria, and over-arching goals for the threatened resource.

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Roslyn Old City Hall and Library

Donovan District

Port Angeles Fire Station

Sand Point Naval Station

LaCrosse Rock Houses and Station

Longfellow School

Kapus Farmstead

Collins Building

Fort Walla Walla/Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center

Dorsey Bulding

B Reactor, Hanford Site

South Harbor Park Stack

Mukai Farm and Garden

Anderson-Baum Cabin

Puyallup Fish Hatchery

Hyer Farm

Snohomish County Courthouse

P-I Globe

Ellensburg Depot

Waldo General Hospital

Howard S. Wright House

Carmack House

Puget Power Building

Stephenson House

Old Ritzville Highschool

Libbey House

Packard House

Cascade Workers’ Cottages

Washington’s Historic Barns

Alki Homestead Restaurant

Historic Buildings within Washington’s State Parks

Skykomish Hotel

Beverly Railroad Bridge

Harborview Hall

Lincoln School

Bettinger House

Enloe Dam Powerhouse

McMillin Bridge

Fowler House

Day Block

Hastings Buildings

BNSF Depot

Fort Steilacoom

Oysterville Historic District

Scottish Rite Cathedral

Moran School Administration Building

Murray and Rosa Morgan House

Valley Schoolhouse

Morgan Middle School

Northern State Hospital

Electric Building

Jensen-Byrd Building

Lone Star Cement Building

Bush House

Scout House

Downtown Mount Vernon

Battelle/Talaris Campus

Old Woodinville School

Rookery, Mohawk, and Merton Buildings

National Historic District

Camp Waskowitz

Teapot Dome Gas Station

Reard Freed Farmstead

First United Methodist Church

Red Brick Road (Ronald Place North)

John A. Finch Boy Scout Lodge

Masonic Home of Washington

Curran House

Trafton Elementary

Point Hudson

Downtown Sprague

Colville Indian Agency

Fleischmann’s Yeast Plant

Bureau of Reclamation Headquarters

Old Ellensburg Hospital

BF Tabbott House

Schooner Wawona

Dvorak Barn

Old City Hall

Digester Building

First Hill Apartments

St. Ignatius Hospital

Our Lady of the Assumption/St. Urban’s Church

Providence Heights College

Camp Yeomalt WPA Log Cabin

Old Tumwater Brewery

Coke Oven Park

First United Methodist Church

Weyerhaeuser Corporate Campus

McReavy House

McNeil Island

Preston-Shaffer Milling Company

William O. McKay Ford

St. Edward’s Catholic Church

Thayer Barn

Haller House

Shelton Gymnasium

Enchanted Valley Chalet

Nuclear Reactor Building

Green Mountain Lookout

Surrey Downs

National Guard of Washington Armory

Kelley Farm

St. Nicholas Church

Robert Morris Earthwork

Post Hospital

Elks Building

Parlor Car #1799

Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company Power Plant

Vashon Elementary Gym

Murray Morgan Bridge

Historical Commercial Fishing Net Sheds

Trueblood House

Jefferson County Courthouse and Tower

Reard Freed Farmhouse

Five Mile Schoolhouse

Old Granary Building

Washington Hall

LaFramboise Farmstead

Quad 7 Hangar, Boeing Field